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Poster: Skobud Date: Oct 13, 2010 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Moment

This what i wrote on another site regarding the first time Jerry got me(It was on the anniversary of his death)


Off the top of my head Jerry got me on 6/30/88....My second show, still not so familiar with all the tunes..First set looks like this..

Box Of Rain [4:55] ; Cold Rain & Snow [6:35] ; New Minglewood Blues [7:47] ; Ramble On Rose [6:40] ; Me And My Uncle [3:13] ; Mexicali Blues [4:48] ; Far From Me [4:30] ; Queen Jane Approximately [6:10] ; Don't Ease Me In [3:41]

We were on the field(which was a baseball diamond).. BOR and CRS started the show and I am just dazzled, head spinning everyone dancing...Minglewood Bobby starts belting away and I am literally jumping up and down during the entire tune....Then comes Ramble On...Jerry starts singing and everyone swaying, and I am just awestruck by the sound of his voice live. I remember thinking he was like someone’s kind old grandpa up there, just making everyone soo happy...Then the chick next to me sees me just in awe(I didnt know her), and she takes my hands and says "Hey Look, Jerry's up there)...SHe obviously was being sarcastic, but it hit me...Jerry IS up there. Look at how great this scene is...Look at how happy everyone is....JERRY IS UP THERE!!!!...YES!.......That was it...I danced with her for Ramble on and the rest of the show was sorta a blur....I just went with it, no hangups, danced how I felt like dancing, cheering, laughing, freakin durng space while passing the nugs around......I mean that was it for me. I talked about that experience for months.......Jerry grabbed a hold of me during Ramble on in Rochester and has never let go........I miss him. Thanks for the wonderful memories Jerry.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Oct 13, 2010 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Moment

I guess the moment or convinecing shows were late in the game as the run at the Warfield. This stands out maybe not better than some Winterland shows or even some new years shows ,butdifferent.The versitility of the acoustic then electric sets was a treat and even a revelation. As most of you know
I'm so critical and pick them apart but there was absolutely no fault w/ any of the 3 out of the 15 shows that I saw. Sonically, set wise, and venue were just perfect.....LW

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 13, 2010 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Moment

Outstanding. That description just about puts me back in the middle of the dancing madness at all the shows I was lucky enough to see.

I can only hope I never lose that smile. You know, the one that gives your wife the creeps as you try to explain why this particular Fire is so much better than the other 121 you have.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 13, 2010 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Moment

Got to go back to 1974. Hot summer's night at the Hollywood Bowl. My first intro to peyote. During the second set I realized that I was totally at one with the universe but I was also dancing my ass off. I guess that's never left me, and why I continually live in 72-74.

Try this CM upgrade of Bertrando and time travel.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-07-21.sony22p.bertrando-miller.88553.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 13, 2010 4:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Moment

I know I've told this story before, but it bears repeating:

My first ever show, Nassau Coliseum 1/11/79...hearing the jam section of JACK STRAW, having only up til then been familiar with the sweet but comparatively tepid version on Europe '72....

I never realized the dizzying heights this band could achieve live in concert...it was like the moment Charlie went thru the roof of the Chocolate Factory and out into the stratosphere...I never looked back...been on the Bus ever since :-)

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Oct 13, 2010 9:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Moment

My moment wouldn't be at an actual show (I only got to see one, and it wasn't too good [12/31/79]), but rather, when the Closing Of Winterland was broadcast on TV (just a year earlier!) When they went into Dark Star, after not playing it for who knows how long, and also the closing, heavy-duty jam of Terrapin, were both transcendent moments for me... that's still my favorite live Terrapin.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 13, 2010 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Moment

How about "Do NOT put that decal on the car!"